Evolving Collective Behavior in an Artificial Ecology

@article{Ward2001EvolvingCB,
  title={Evolving Collective Behavior in an Artificial Ecology},
  author={Christopher R. Ward and Fernand R. Gobet and Graham Kendall},
  journal={Artificial Life},
  year={2001},
  volume={7},
  pages={191-209}
}
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